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SPACIOUS, SUNNY HOME - sleeps 2-4 people /WiFi/ Live like a local Central Athen

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,301 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-5)

•To see a video -Go to YouTube -(Athens Dafni Dilou-Alexandras)•

Spacious and Sunny, Lofty, open living design (1300)- 2nd floor with numerous windows, high ceiling, two balconies to enjoy the sunny mornings, and breezy nights. Terrazio floors. The apartment has a large foyer with French doors that lead to a balcony, where you can relax on two wicker chairs, table, to enjoy your breakfast, or coffee.

Large living room, with two new Italian leather couches, large coffee table, bookcase/books, satellite/cable TV, free WiFi, DVD, radio. A very comfortable room. Air conditioned, Dehumidifier and heater in one electrical unit.

Dining room with French doors leading to 2nd balcony. Dining room has an antique table and chairs to enjoy a meal, with Futon to use for an additional person.

Master bedroom has a queen bed, armoire, cable TV, Internet, WI-FI. French doors leading to another balcony facing south.

Twin beds in the 2nd bedroom, a closet wall with drawers.

1 and 1/2 bathrooms, with the shower in the raised new tub (good water pressure). Baby crib available.

Fully equipped kitchen with an enclosed third balcony-

(washer, microwave, toaster, French coffee press, hot water pot, sandwich maker).

Private entrance to your apartment.

Seven minutes to the center of Town (using the Metro). The apartment is 5 Metro stops from the center of Athens,

4 stops from Plaka, Monastiraki, Parthenon, Acropolis museum and many other Touristic attractions.

The neighborhood is safe, very traditional with 2 parks, coffee bars, restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, banks, ATM, gyms.

The Metro is only 5 to 7 minutes walking distance. By the Metro there is a station for various buses to the beaches and other places in Athens.

It is a fun, bustling neighborhood that a family can enjoy.


Owner was a part time travel agent. Please email for other Greek destination suggestions regarding your Greek Vacation Experience.

I have helped many of my past rental guests with their travel itineraries free of charge. Contact me After you book with the web.

Restaurants/Coffee Houses: Restaurants are numerous and reasonable around the neighborhood. Also numerous coffee shops with WiFi to enjoy a relaxing coffee while you stay in touch with family and friends back home.

Neighborhood: There is a large park for fresh air and relaxation just few meters away. At the perimeter of the park are the restaurants and coffee houses where you can sit and relax, (5 restaurants, 10 coffee houses). The neighborhood is safe and very traditional to the Greek local life. More restaurants can be found around the Metro stop also.

You can also find many grocery stores, banks, ATM, pharmacies, super markets, the weekly farmer's market, variety of shops, and many neighborhood stores that makes this area so unique.

***We also have our private taxi for your convenience that our past guests have used. You can make arrangements to be picked up from the airport regardless of air transport delays. He waits for you outside the luggage exit with your name. He is very reasonable. Better prices than your local taxis, outside the airport. He speaks English and will carry your luggage up the stairs. He is also our current agent. He can take you to some excursions (antiquities) that you might want to visit.

More Details

Property Manager
Maria or Anthony Lamberis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Maria or Anthony Lamberis

Maria is a retired educator, Tony is a semi-retired attorney who is still busy with some cases.

We purchased this property for its location to the center of Athens, and easy access to the beaches. The Metro is 5 fast stops to Syndagma - center of the city - we also liked to be near the antiquities so when our family and friends visit they have easy and fast access to them.. The tram is near Syndagma where it can take you to the numerous city beaches in the summer.

I also was a part time travel agent and can help travellers with their holiday plans to islands and greek villages.

We love travelling but understand comfort.

We live in Michigan 7 months out of the year and reside in South Africa, and Greece the rest of the time. We also have a 2nd home 2 hours away in a village high on a mountain where it is breezy and you can breath fresh mountain cool air. We go there often and also rent it out.

Maria or Anthony Lamberis purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Maria or Anthony Lamberis chose Dafni

Our property has an open living space between Large entrance, living room and dining room. It is a wide space to feel comfortable. It is extremely spacious - 1300 sq. ft. Read some of our reviews to get a better idea as to why this property over others. Have a look at the youtube link as well.

What makes this apartment unique

The location is great, near the center of Athens (Syndagma), 7 minutes away on the Metro from the apartment. The local tram, near Syndagma takes you to the numerous beaches of Athens. The neighborhood is safe, and has some of the best restaurants in the city They are very reasonable, and authentic Greek cuisine. That was one of the reasons why we love it here. Live like a local. Buy fresh produce from the farmer's market down the road.

Some of our guests have stayed at our village Stone house, located 3,000 feet up on a Greek mountain side with forests behind the house. Fresh air, and cooler temperatures - ask us for this web site.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just a quick note to let you know what a great time Rebecca and I had in Greece.  Your property is truly wonderful.  Very close to the metro - which we used frequently and so many great cafes - we took advantage of it all.  Eleni is a truly wonderful ambassador for your place.  Eleni was beyond helpful and we felt perfectly “looked after”.  Not too much and not too little….she is a delight!

We ventured out to Santorini and had a remarkable couple of days out there.  Everything was superb. It was a remarkable experience for me - one whom has been to Europe several times - to see it through the eyes of an 18 year old who is on her first European adventure.

Thank you for being a part of this trip - all the info and the suggestions.

Greece will be in our travel plans in the years ahead.
Jan 2014
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Dafni Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1301 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • Shower has excellent pressure and the water gets hot quickly. The main bathroom is large according to European standards, with a window. The second bathroom has a sink and a toilet with a small window for ventilation.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two individual bedrooms with their own doors. Master bedroom has French doors leading to a balcony. Both bedrooms have new mattresses, are air conditioned and have ceiling fans. Master bedroom has an antique wall closet and cabinet with connection for internet and a TV with VCR and DVDs. Twin beds bedroom has a wall closet with drawers. Large to accommodate your clothes, with iron board and iron. A baby crib is available. A European sofa bed is located in the dining room. The room can be closed off from the hall way and the Living area to create a private room. A firm extra sleeping area.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We have a private chauffer that could drive you anywhere you want for a reasonable price. Tours can be make by him to make your stay more enjoyable. If you are limited with time, the driver can make the difference for you to see all of the antiquities faster and with a private person who knows the history of the places that you will visit.


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average rating of 4.8969073 based on 104 reviews

A real home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Maria's property. She was so helpful before we got to Athens that we felt at home as soon as we stepped off the plane to be met by her recommended taxi driver. The flat was clean and very comfortable with everything we needed including some excellent books to read on the beach and when the heat was so extreme, we had to retire to the air conditioned rooms. Maria gave us some wonderful advice about where to eat which were second to none. Transport on metro and tram very near the flat to take us into central Athens and to the beaches. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. We will also return soon I hope. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Clary for staying with us. Since we travel too, we love when the owner goes beyond the box to make their guest feel welcomed. You were excellent guests and would love to host you again soon.
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A Oasis of hospitality and Space

  • 5 of 5

Spacious apartment in a great location. You get a real Greek hospitality and experience. Near a large park to sit and watch the local life while you enjoy a great meal or just a coffee.

We spent 6 nights at the apartment, and enjoyed ourselves immensely here. I wish we had been able to stay longer, as we loved this apartment. The owner, Maria, is a terrific Lady, who gave us over the top information. She sent us maps and instructions in advance, so it was easy to find the apartment, she also gave us great tips about the neighborhood and Athens in general. Her agent lives below the apartment (separate entrance), who was available at all times. Walked us around the neighborhood on our first day.

We loved the neighborhood; a short walk to the metro station, and close to all the major bus lines. Lots of grocery stores, bakeries and cafes nearby, even a child's playground. It was nice not to be in the heart of “tourist” Athens, yet close enough to all the attractions.

The apartment is lovely! Very spacious, well furnished, exactly as described. The air conditioners worked extremely well, so if you are here during the hot summer months, you’ll be assured of a cool oasis in the city. Complimentary wi-fi access and even free cell phone to make local calls, or call a taxi.

I highly recommend this apartment, and I will stay here again on my next visit to Athens. Thanks again for a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure meeting you. Also, thank your friends who recommended us to you. We try our best. I do enjoy helping our guests with their island adventures and with the places around Athens. We want your holiday to be memorable.
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Perfect location, comfortable and clean

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Maria's apartment. We are a family of 4 and stayed there with our 2 teenage kids. The apartment itself was roomy, clean and comfortable. It is in a great neighborhood, outside the tourist fray of the Plaka and other tourist areas, but very close to the tourist sites. It was a short walk to the metro station. The trains are clean, frequent and inexpensive and Maria's apartment is on the line that goes straight to downtown and the Acropolis, so you don't have to transfer. It's about a 5 minute train ride to most things we wanted to see in Athens. There is a great restaurant called Taverna Marathon about a block from the apartment (best lamb chops!) and a market with a bakery about a block away as well. We had fresh Greek yogurt and bread for breakfast every morning. Maria's driver Manoli picked us up at the airport and made for very easy transition. Maria also sent us numerous great ideas about what to see in Athens and elsewhere in Greece. We hope to visit again soon! Thanks for everything Maria!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful Greek experience from the wonderful apartment, numerous emails to explain the Greek way of life and places to visit, to our private tour guide and our taxi driver who brought us home.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing us. Our experience with travelers has been to make them feel at home and to expose them to as much of the Greek culture to enjoy the full experience. The tour guide enjoyed her time with you to see the Athens, that not too many tourists experience.
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super organized and efficient apt

  • 5 of 5

A/C worked great, 5 min walk to metro, coffee shops nearby, restaurants, etc. Live like a real Athenian but with great tips and info from apt owner:) Very clean apt as well!!! And recommended taxi driver was also very nice - the cab had free wifi too! The owner was exceptional for info & thoughtful touches for apt guests!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An unbeatable experience

  • 5 of 5

Maria's property was truly a home away from home, and with all of her thoughtful advice, we were able to have an unbeatable experience "living like locals".

The area itself is full of coffee shops, bakeries, and wonderful restaurants, and is only a 10-15 minute metro ride into the city center. We didn't cook at all, but we certainly could have, as Maria's kitchen is fully functional. We did get fresh fruits at the local farmer's market, as well as stopped for yogurt and milk at the local grocery store, which is a less than 10 minute walk away.

Before we even arrived, Maria had sent over directions, suggestions, and enough information that we were able to navigate the neighborhood, the tourist areas, and even day trips to islands on our own with relying on any tour guides. The weekend evenings were filled with families enjoying themselves, but noise was not a factor in the slightest!

Having Manolis as a driver was a blessing, as we did not have to worry about getting to and from the airport, as well as any other places we wanted to visit that the metro or tram did not have easy access to.

I would recommend this property to anyone, as we were 1st time travelers to Greece, and we cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
E. Venizelos Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Walking distance
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Metres
7 miles away at Glyfada
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Walking distance
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Glyfada Boula, Bouliagmeni
Car: not necessary

The apartment is 200 meters from Dafni Metro rail. In 4 minutes you are at the Acropolis Museum and the entrance to the hill that will take you to the Parthenon.

Another few minutes of Metro transportation you are at the center of town, where the Parliament is with the changing of the guards. Plaka, Monastiraki, Bonaki museum and other tourists attractions.

You can take a short taxi ride and go the Archeological Museum that is only 5 minutes by taxi ride or 10 by bus.

The Dafni neighborhood has numerous restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, schools, police station, and parks, with a kiddie part right around the corner of the apartment.

Other Activities: Antiquities in Athens and nearby areas

Golf: Glyfada Golf course is about 8 to 9 kilometers away and it is private. You pay a daily fee.

Ski: At Parnisos, you pay a daily user fee. Take a taxi there. It is about 20 kilometers depending on weather conditions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40

No security Deposit
Cleaning $40.00 - one time fee - (after two adults a charge of $6.00 for additional guests).
Airport transport is available upon demand at an additional cost to guest 35 euros (cheaper than local taxis / (driver picks you up at exit of luggage area regardless of arrival time, with your name on a card to find him).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.